Happy Happy Happy Rock Island Tacticsl 45

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lampman, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Wow ! I just got my Rock Island Tactical .45 1911 in! Im smoothing the trigger out for lighter pull now. This is a totally awesome well made 45!
    It is honestly a good bit tighter than my brand new Range Officer! This fit is awesome !!! Smooth !! Nice polished feed ramp !! Nice finish parkerizing !! Dont like the plastic mainspring housing tho....rough looking outside of barrel but nice throat and bore! Bad bad looking cast link, that gotta go! Cant get hammer stop out! Way tight....ill post more inspections soon:)
    Not complaining at this price...
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    So, I think I hear you saying that you are happy. Right? :p:D
     
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  3. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    NAHH he broke down in tears because he couldn't open the box fast enough!
     
  4. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Still taking it apart, the extractor was tight as heck and they forced the hammer stop in . What a bear that was . Filed the extractor to fit easy now. The ambi safety is also so tight i had to carefully pry it a bit! Hey better tight than sloppy :)
    On to the guts to inspect....
     
  5. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Trigger job done, nice hard sear and nice hammer too. Got my 3 3/4 lbs ! Smooth too. Getting a two PC guide rod, easier to take apart. Polished the saftey so it will come apart easier! Wanted to put in the match trigger from my Range a Officer in.... Does not fit right! Channels are a bit Un square etc, so using the stock trigger for now. Replaced sear spring and firing pin spring. Recoil spring and shock buffer will be Wolff/ Wilson . Need a real mainspring housing not plastic. Maybe a Wilson .
    Off to the range soon :)
    A real nice gun for the money it should be awesome.!
    New $439. On Gunbroker
    My SA Range Officer was $749
     
  6. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    It has been said once.... Pics or it didn't happen!!!
     
  7. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    It's still apart for the day. I'll take some pics of the new baby for ya:)
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Congrats on the gun.

    I'm basically subbing for pics.

    :)
     
  9. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    All done! I strongly suggest to all getting a steel mainspring housing ! Mine is ordered. I'm putting a new barrel link in too. Trigger got great ! Nice hammer and hard sear to work with . Used all new Wolff springs and it is ready . I'm really thrilled with this awesome 45 , it's well made and almost every bit as nice as my Range Officer.
    Now for pics
     
  10. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Here she is :):)
     

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  11. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Last pic for y'all
     

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  12. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have a RIA Tactical 9mm, I added some Hogue wrap arounds and a fiber optic sight on the front. Mine needed nothing else to be a great shooter. My Tac 9 loves WPA steel case, so does my wallet.
     
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  13. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Hey gator what color and make front site did you use? Easy to knock the old one out? Same dovetail?
     
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    Gatoragn Active Member

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  15. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Rock Island is a great .45. I have a RI match. I use it for competition. Never fails me.
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  16. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    It is amazing. The military declared the 1911 design out dated years ago. It is still the top choice for most serious hand-gunners and elite police and military units. :)
     
  17. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I have the RIA 1911 Two-Tone Tactical FS version. :D
     
  18. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Just got my steel checkered mainspring housing , titanium firing pin, new link and two pc guide rod( my preference)
    Ready to rock n roll!
    Ps I love this quality and fit of this tactical for sure!!
    Happy Shooting
     
  19. lampman

    lampman New Member

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    Here it is . Ps Smith and Alexander mainspring housings suck! Lousy QC ! Cockeyed pin holes out of square etc! Looks Chinese!!! Junk
     
  20. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I will take S&A mainspring off you hand, I will even pay the shipping. :D